t’s time to update an important register of eminent people in Australia’s history, as Professor MELANIE NOLAN , PhD ’89, explains.
Actor Richard Roxburgh, B Econ ’84, is well known for his character Cleaver Greene, the mercurial barrister in the popular ABC-TV series Rake. Less well known is that the genesis of the character came from his student days at ANU – from an eccentric character who hung around the Union Bar. Roxburgh admits to spending too much time at the bar himself over the course of his economics degree. However, he managed to graduate and then detoured into a successful acting career. A new venture is writing a children’s book. He has always been drawn to and written stories to entertain himself, but Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children. Roxburgh returned to ANU to talk about his book to an audience at Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant where he took time out to speak to ROSS PEAKE.
Emeritus Professor Philip Board’s distinguished career began with a breakthrough in cancer research.
Canada and Australia are the product of colonialism, with resulting harm to Indigenous culture, but both nations are pursuing a path of reconciliation. Canadian Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould QC, spoke about progress in her country on this issue when she delivered the annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture. Below is an edited extract of her address.
ANU scientists have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.
ANU researchers are helping to eliminate the scourge of intestinal worms in Myanmar, as AMANDA COX reports.
Lifestyle Of Our Kids (LOOK) is an ambitious project to track the health of participants from school days to old age, and is already producing valuable data, as AARON WALKER reports.
ANU has led an international project to make a diamond that's predicted to be harder than a jeweller's diamond and useful for cutting through ultrasolid materials on mining sites.
Is it possible to identify people considering self-harm at train stations? JAMES GRUBEL finds out.
In a ground-breaking study by an ANU researcher, orangutans and chimpanzees in a zoo are choosing to watch a video or play a game on a touch screen. Yes, really. EVANA HO reports.
Political parties need to make brave changes if they want sullen voters to like them. ROSS PEAKE reports.
Police and archaeologists have called on scientists at a national radiocarbon-dating facility at ANU to help solve centuries-old cold cases and other mysteries.
Robots don’t always have the best reputations – think Star War’s C3PO, iRobot or the Terminator – but at ANU, a robot that could help save lives has landed. KATE PRESTT reports.
It is hard to imagine that once upon a time the buildings on ANU campus consisted only of prefabricated buildings in the middle of an old pastoral property. The Sydney Morning Herald described the campus in 1950 as “still a shed in a paddock". The Acton area had been occupied by Aboriginal people for more than 20,000 years and was settled for pastoralisation in the 1820s. It was not until 1946 that Parliament passed the Act that established ANU.
First published by Woroni, the ANU student newspaper, on 17 October 2016. By LEWIS POPE.
Take five minutes to chat with MR JEREMY SMITH BIT '95, BE (Hons) '97, MPhil '09, Grad Cert '14, from the Research School of Engineering.
After meeting at the ANU Alumni Gala Dinner in Melbourne in November 2015, Elaine Li, BA ’13 and Jonathan Craig, LLM ’14 immediately liked each other, but a missed phone call meant they might not meet again.
Before his death in September 2014, Emeritus Professor at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) Tony McMichael had been looking forward to releasing the final revision of his manuscript for publication. His wife DR JUDITH HEALY describes how she took on the project.
During an internship in the Northern Territory, BONNIE MCLEAN developed a digital solution to help locals learn their languages.
One of the less publicised developments in higher education over the last quarter of a century has been the growth of internship programs, says Dr JOHN HART.
SUZY URBANIAK, BSc Geol (Hons) ’87, is passionate about taking her students out of the classroom and is surprised how little teaching styles have changed over the years.
The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO, 1975-1989, the third volume of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation’s history, shows the organisation was infiltrated by Soviet moles during the tumultuous later years of the Cold War, undermining many of the agency’s operations.